What Is Family Homelessness? (The Problem) Every year, hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless, including more than 1.5 million children. These children are hidden from our view, but they are living in shelters, cars, and campgrounds. They are young and scared, and their parents and families are frustrated and desperate. Family homelessness is caused by the combined effects of lack of affordable housing, extreme poverty, decreasing government supports, changing demographics of the family, the challenges of raising children alone, domestic violence, and fractured social supports. As the gap between housing costs and income continues to widen and housing foreclosures increase, more and more families are at risk of homelessness. For extremely poor families and those with vulnerabilities or little safety net, even a seemingly minor event can trigger a catastrophic outcome and catapult a family onto the streets http://www.familyhomelessness.org/facts.php?p=tm Main cause not mentioned is JOBS. millions of families are homeless and they would do any kind of work to get their families out of the streets and into homes. But millions of ilegal aliens are taking those "any kind of jobs" and it need to stop because we need to take care of our own before we can even began to think about taking care of other countires citizens. But Obama will not stop it and it continues. I doubt that any of our leaders are willing to do any thing about illegal immigration that has long tern benefits. Those million of jobs taken by illegal aliens should be released for unemployed and homeless Americans that "only want to take care of their families.'